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What to Consider When Choosing Herbicides for 2020

November 7, 2019
This agronomic image shows A clean soybean row featuring a 2-pass program of Prefix® herbicide applied preemergence followed by Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology herbicide.

A clean soybean row featuring a 2-pass program of Prefix® herbicide applied preemergence followed by Tavium® Plus VaporGrip® Technology herbicide.

Weeds are profit eaters for growers, and staying on top of them with a strong herbicide program is crucial to protecting fields and maximizing returns. A key component of a strong program is using multiple sites of action. The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences research shows that growers who use 2.5 sites of action are, on average, 83 times less likely to develop herbicide resistance than those who use only 1.5 sites of action.

Now there’s a tool to give dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton growers a leg up on tough weeds through the use of multiple effective sites of action: Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide.

Tavium offers complete coverage and ease of use for growers. Through the contact control of dicamba, Tavium manages the emerged weeds you see, and through the residual control of S-metolachlor, it manages the weeds you don’t see yet. This powerful combination provides up to 3 weeks longer residual control than dicamba alone.

When applied as a preemergent herbicide, Tavium controls 21 different weeds. As a post-emergent herbicide, it fights 63 species.

Tavium is a great fit for weed resistance management programs, giving growers and retailers 4 important advantages:

  • It helps to maintain even coverage and control.
  • It has multiple active ingredients combined into a convenient premix.
  • It has proven crop safety.
  • It helps to preserve the herbicide technology and delay resistance.

Tavium is an ideal early post-emergent herbicide. It can follow Boundary® 6.5 EC, Broadaxe® XC or Prefix herbicides in soybeans – along with many others – and can follow Caparol® 4L or Reflex® herbicides in cotton. Using Tavium as part of an integrated weed management program with the previously mentioned soybean and cotton herbicides provides 3 effective sites of action, helping to delay weeds from developing resistance to this technology.

With Tavium in the field, soybean and cotton growers can be well prepared for the tough weed challenges 2020 is sure to bring.

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